Gears of War 3 was originally set to be released on April 5th 2011, now Microsoft has ‘shifted the date a bit’ … to the fall of 2011..
Apparently the delay has nothing to do with the game development and all to do with its marketing. The Microsoft statement says, “Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great workthus far readying the title for release in the Sring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until Fall of 2011 to make it a marquee title for the holiday season.”
But why would they decide now to push it back 5 months? A possibility is that if the delay is purely for marketing reasons then maybe they just want to leave a bit more breathing room for Epic’s other big release, Bulletstorm in February 2011. But anywho, Gears of War fans will just have to wait a wee bit longer.. 5 months longer..